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Easy to find Community and Posting Guidelines


I've enjoyed my time helping and posting here for the most part. The atmosphere is overall great and friendly, and easy-going, as I'm told it is supposed to be. That said, I've also been told there are several rules and guidelines as to how one should post or act "according to the moderators". I've just spent time looking for a posting guide to make sure my posting isn't breaking any other moderator guidelines and could not find one. Most forums have such a thing, and it gives forum guideline enforcers a nice and easy place to point people to when they are breaking forum protocol. It clearly shows someone that indeed, it is how the moderators wish the forum to work, rather than just the opinion of the enforcer at the time, which the person being corrected can't really know. It also helps alleviate any strain between volunteers when rules are broken, because the rules are clearly in place and can be pointed to. It helps move the correction from being on the shoulders of a community member that may have been corrected in the past for such behavior, to a correction based on easy to find and read guidelines. Having a link directly to community guidelines that can be found easily and linked to would be a great way to take the onus off members to correct others' actions by giving past experience that cannot be easily seen by those being corrected. If of course something like this exists already, it should be easier to find.

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Most communities, apart from the obvious "laws" (no trolling, harassing or cheating), gradually develop their own set of rules Iglooman 🙂 If I were you, I'd just quietly feel your way around and you'll find your way. I noticed that new people here are always treated courteously, whereas members who have been around longer are quickly put in their place 😃 Whether you agree with that or not, that's just the way this forum operates... with the current set of participants. This is not at all uncommon in any group anyway, nothing to worry about. In my own (pet related) forum, the only rules we have is "be kind, helpful and compassionate". In addition, we have 6 awesome, hand picked moderators and in the 8 years it's been online, that always served us well without a huge rule book and list of do's and don'ts. We just use common sense. There are too many laws in the world already! I personally would not even think about joining a forum that shoves 5 pages of "must reads" and "rules" under my nose, but that's me 😃
I completely agree with both of you. 99% of the time, we're fine if we just go by our own compass and are "kind, helpful and compassionate". That said, there are those rare grey areas where it helps to get tips from a guideline. That's why we're publishing lighthearted guidelines on March 28th. Personally I find them both useful and hilarious as they were written by our talented Community Manager and then re-written by our equally talented Ad writer (El Tabador). Stay tuned!
Nathan Roth wrote:

I completely agree with both of you. 99% of the time, we're fine if we just go by our own compass...

Awesome! I look forward to reading them, as I'm sure they'll be hilarious!
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Nathan Roth wrote:

I completely agree with both of you. 99% of the time, we're fine if we just go by our own compass...

That is good news indeed 🙂 If I know El Tabador a little bit by now, the last thing in the world he'll want to be is stern and long winded 😃 Thanks Nathan for checking back on the above request!
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Nathan Roth wrote:

I completely agree with both of you. 99% of the time, we're fine if we just go by our own compass...

Looking forward to read them too!!

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